(VIDEO) Man Arrested in Brutal Attack of Woman, 78 as Bystanders Shot Video

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By KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO

A suspect is in custody for the brutal attack on an elderly woman on a subway train in New York City, the New York Police Department said on Saturday. In video that was posted online, the suspect walked up to the 78-year-old woman and kicked her in the face multiple times before exiting the train. 

The victim was treated at a nearby station for cuts and bruises to her face, CBS New York reported. 

Video that was posted online of the attack was viewed more than 11 million times.

Pls help us bring justice to this 78-year-old woman who was brutally kicked in the face on 3/10 at 3:10 am inside the 238th St/Nereid Ave subway station in the Bronx. If you have any info, call @NYPDTips at 800-577-TIPS. Your calls are anonymous!@NYPDnews pic.twitter.com/0xO7AqRHeA

— WinstonCovfefe (@winstonCovfefe) March 22, 2019  

The NYPD said Saturday that Marc Gomez, 36, was charged with several counts of assault and harassment. 

NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea tweeted that the attack happened on March 10, 2019 at Nereid Ave Station in the Bronx. He was apprehended on Saturday, Shea said. 

Individual below is WANTED for a heinous attack of an elderly woman aboard a #2 train on March 10, 2019, at approx 3:10am, at the Nereid Ave Station in the #Bronx. If you know who he is or have info, contact CRIMESTOPPERS @NYPDTips ANONYMOUSLY 800-577-TIPS #YourCityYourCall pic.twitter.com/mmrhdkEhmh

— Chief Dermot F. Shea (@NYPDDetectives) March 22, 2019

"Thank you to the worldwide community for the tremendous assistance," Shea wrote.